It was strange, but it was a win: Jays capture coveted Class 5 title
O'FALLON, Mo. —
It was fitting, really, that this odd game had such an odd finish.
Because this affair had more twists and turns than a West Virginia country road, a pretzel factory, or a poodle straight from the salon.
It had more head-scratching moments than Don King with lice.
It was also fitting that Jacob Weirich --- who refused to buckle and survived on the mound on guts, much more so than talent on this day --- took one more for the team.
A walk-off hit-by-pitch.
In the state championship game.
Wow, did that hurt soooo good.
Weirich was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth inning Saturday to push home the game-winning run and lift the Jefferson City Jays an improbable 2-1 win over the Ft. Zumwalt West Jaguars in the Class 5 championship game at CarShield Field.
I don't believe what I just saw.
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